Fall 2007

Cultural History of France: From the Middle Ages to the Revolution

Listed in: French, as FREN-11


Jay L. Caplan (Section 01)


A survey of French civilization: literature, history, art and society. We will discuss Romanesque and Gothic art, the role of women in medieval society, witchcraft and the Church, Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the centralization of power and the emergence of absolute monarchy. Slides and films will complement lectures, reading and discussion of monuments, events and social structures. Conducted in French. Requisite: French 05 or equivalent. First semester. Professor Caplan.